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Crash tragedy band Viola Beach fail to top chart

By Eleanor Bley Griffiths

Published 20/02/2016

Tragedy: Kris Leonard
Tragedy: Kris Leonard

Viola Beach have not reached number one despite a fan-led campaign to pay tribute to the band who were killed in a car crash last weekend.

The indie band made their official singles chart top 20 debut at number 11 with their song Swings & Waterslides, but failed to break the top 10.

Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin were killed alongside their manager Craig Tarry when their car plunged off a bridge into a canal in Sweden in the early hours of last Saturday.

Musicians including Paloma Faith, Gabrielle Aplin, The Stone Roses, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher called on their followers to help with the campaign to get them to number one.

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